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East Midlands

Covering news, projects and practices from Leicestershire, Rutland, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, and Derbyshire

In the news

Beach Chalet, Humberston, Lincolnshire, Jonathan Hendry Architects

RIBA East Midlands Regional Awards shortlist announced

Make, OMI and Bench are named among the 10-strong RIBA East Midlands Regional Awards shortlist

A baseline design prototype for a 1,200-place secondary school

CPMG and Space among priority school first wave winners

The architects chosen for the first phase of the government’s £2.4 billion priority schools building programme (PSBP) have been announced

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Hear Here: Studio Weave's listening trumpets complete

Studio Weave’s country house ‘listening trumpets’ have opened to the public

Corby Cube by Hawkins\Brown - now more than £12million over its original £35million budget.

Hawkins\Brown could face legal action over Corby Cube debacle

A sensational report published this week has revealed a catalogue of major problems with Hawkins\Brown’s ‘commercially and operationally flawed’ Corby Cube

Chapel Six Marshes by MSA-Gruff (a joint venture between architects Matthew Springett and Rhys Cannon)

Revealed: Lincolnshire seafront viewing tower winners

The AJ can unveil the two winners in the Structures On The Edge competition for a pair of new viewing platforms on the seafront between Skegness and Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire

Buildings

GSS Stamford

Work starts on Stamford performing arts centre refurb

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] Construction has started on this new performing arts centre for Stamford School designed by GSS Architecture

5Plus Meadow Lane

5Plus submits detailed plans for 95-home riverside scheme

Architect of Manchester’s Airport City sends in £20 million first phase of regeneration plans for brownfield site near Meadow Lane in Nottingham

Associated Architects Leicester Passivhaus

Associated Architects' Passivhaus medical building starts on site

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Work has started on Associated Architects’ £32 million medical teaching and research building for Leicester University

Associated Architects Leicester

Associated Architects' retrofit revives halls of residence

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] Associated Architects revamps 1960s student accommodation blocks to provide residential training and conference centre on university campus

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Corstorphine + Wright's Derby Council House refurb opens its doors

[FIRST LOOK] Corstorphine + Wright’s £27milion refurbishment of the Council House in Derby has officially been opened

Beach Chalet, Humberston, Lincolnshire, Jonathan Hendry Architects

RIBA East Midlands Regional Awards shortlist announced

Make, OMI and Bench are named among the 10-strong RIBA East Midlands Regional Awards shortlist

Competitions

The new Birmingham Conservatoire will be built next to Grimshaw's Millenium Point in the city's Eastside regeneration district

Fielden Clegg Bradley scoops Birmingham Conservatoire contest

23-Apr-2014

Fielden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) has seen off BDP and Ian Simpson Architects to land the competition to design a new £40 million home for the Birmingham Conservatoire

Students

David Dernie

Dernie named dean at Westminster

Architect David Dernie has been named the new dean of architecture and the built environment at Westminster University

Matthew Cooper: Databank

Student Shows 2012: Lincoln School of Architecture

The diversity on show at Lincoln captures Nigel Stevenson’s attention

Louise Young: Civic project

Student Shows 2012: Nottingham Trent University School of Architecture

Ben Bowley observes clear themes at Nottingham Trent’s relative new school

Luke Snow

Student Shows 2012: De Montfort University, Leicester School of Architecture

Laura Mark is impressed by De Montfort’s heavily curated show

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